Theoretical Paper

Are unemployment and subjective well-being related?

Author: Andreea Iorga
Cognitive Behavioral Therapies Master of Science Program, Titu Maiorescu University, Bucharest, Romania

In time, subjective well-being was studied in relation to a series of other characteristics. It was connected to age, social support, material condition, religiosity, marital status, gender, culture, self-esteem, work place status, and others. In the present paper, we propose a short analysis of the most important studies which approached the relationship between subjective well-being and work status. Here and there, we will refer to other research results which emphasize the relationship between subjective well-being and other characteristics mentioned above.

Keywords: subjective well-being, life domains, life satisfaction, happiness, depression, gender differences